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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 8th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros are shaking things up with Reid Ryan switching offices to give Jim Crane’s son a more prominent role and put him in the succession lane (Houston Chronicle)
Which is kind of too bad because Reid Ryan has been good for the Astros (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Meanwhile his dad, pitching legend Nolan Ryan, announced that he was out of the organization altogether (Yahoo Sports)

Around the League

The winners of the Defensive Player of the Year awards have been announced (
As well as the 2019 Silver Sluggers, which include three current Astros (
Here is every team’s potential candidate for the 2020 Rookie of the Year (
Who will retain the services of Gerrit Cole this offseason? (Sports Illustrated)
Here are 7 free agents who could sign sooner than you think (
That list includes Cole Hamels, who is open to one-year deals with contenders from here on out (MLB Trade Rumors)
And Hamels’ most recent team is now facing some hard decisions as their window begins to slide shut (FanGraphs)
AL Central teams will need to grapple with these problematic contracts as they look to build futures (Sporting News)
So how did each of the 30 teams stack up in trying to attain their goals this season? (ESPN)
The Yankees and Brett Gardner are discussing bringing back the grizzled veteran for another go (MLB Trade Rumors)
Let’s get to know the broadcasters vying for this year’s Ford Frick Award (Forbes)